Q Do L&M straps really work?
Yes! While it may not look like much to you, the straps that our office makes to help alleviate your foot pain are doing a lot for you. These strappings (which we call L&M for longitudinal and metatarsal) are providing support and compression to the plantar fascia ligament of the foot. This helps decrease the pull that the ligament has on the heel bone and the support acts like a splint to let your plantar fascia rest. Our doctors recommend that you wear this at any times that you are up and about and we find them to be exceedingly useful for walking around at home when you may not otherwise have the support of shoes available.